Opening Friday 23 February, 6pm until late

George Tillianakis:(2) Male (3) Cunt

(2) Male – featuring Heath Franco and Ben Terakes, and (3) Cunt – featuring Digby Webster, are the follow up to 2017’s (1) Faggot – featuring Liam Benson and Ladonnarama, a performance video trilogy regarding the featured artists perspective on men.



Laura Hunt: Guidance 417

Guidance 417 is the most recent exhibition from electronic dance noise musician and artist Laura Hunt. Hunts current work stems from an interest in online modes of healing and contemporary sonic rituals. This exhibition satisfies a desire for sonic frequencies that can augment moods and alter futures.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.



Opening Friday 2 March, 6pm until late.
Exhibition continues until Sunday 18 March.


They Say I Look Like My Mother:
Bonita Ely / Claire Lambe / Nina Mulhall / Campbell Patterson / Madge Staunton / Madonna Staunton / Caveh Zahedi

curated by Chelsea Hopper



Nina Knezevic, Nicola Smith, Elise Harmsen: And So I Left

Gallery. Interior. Evening.

There are two arched windows reminiscent of a 1930s warehouse overlooking an industrial area. The sky is flooded with peach light. A small desk sits to the left of the first window. Scraps of paper scattered, folders dropped. A small monitor sits atop the desk. Black and white images play in a time signature across the screen. An old air-conditioning unit hums. Below is an oil painting on the wall. A room within a room. Sitting opposite from the two arched windows are two more windows. Projections and prints. The room has no doors.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.



Jelena Telecki
Iakovos Amperidis
Luke Parker
Anna John
Nick Strike
Biljana Jancic
Paul Greedy
Latai Taumoepeau
Simon Yates
Elise Harmsen
Del Lumanta
Sach Catts

Seini Taumoepeau (coming soon)
Kelly Azizi (coming soon)
Stelios Papadakis (coming soon)

This is an art space at a commercial property once occupied by an undercover KGB unit between 1983-1990. The late Dr Jim Cairns (former Deputy Prime Minister for the Whitlam Government) was reported to be the owner of the estate during this period. It was later revealed that a team of scientists conducted intensive research on the psychokinetic powers of Nina Kulagina (1926-1990).Following Nina’s death, the building came under review by the NSW Government as a result of complaints made by the subsequent tenants. On evaluation of the premises, the Department of Planning reported abnormal activity on site and requested assistance from the Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Their paranormal investigative unit concluded that a poltergeist had taken possession of the lot. Several attempts were made to channel the specter for intelligence purposes, all of which failed and resulted in twelve unexplained deaths.

Founded and directed by artist Iakovos Amperidis, the space opened on April 7th 2011. In 2012 it was co-directed with artist Leah McPherson, and between 2013-2014 with curator/writer Eleanor Ivory Weber. Since 2015, 55 represents eleven artists who also coordinate an open exhibition program.

Originally a single exhibition room, 55 has expanded to occupy the entire first floor of the warehouse, now housing two gallery spaces, and an adjacent artist-studio complex opened and managed by artist Elise Harmsen.
55 is a leased property, and not for profit.


55 is on Cadigal land, and acknowledges the prior ownership of this area by the Cadigal people who were dispossessed by European invasion more than two hundred years ago.

Artists: Jelena Telecki / Anna John / Paul Greedy / Latai Taumoepeau / Simon Yates / Luke Parker / Elise Harmsen / Del Lumanta / Nick Strike / Sach Catts / Biljana Jancic
Director: Iakovos Amperidis
Administration: Kelly Azizi
Education: Seini Taumoepeau
Finances: Mihajlo Starcevic
Advisory Board: Judy Annear / Daniel Boyd (2017)
Photography: Stelios Papadakis
Studio Manager: Elise Harmsen

Acknowledgements and gratitude:
Co-director: Eleanor Ivory Weber (2013-2014) / Leah McPherson (2012)
Former resident artists: Conseulo Cavaniglia / Carla Cescon (2015)
Administration: Charlotte Hickson (2016) / Nanette Orly (2015) / Nina Knezevic (2014)
Assistance: Uri Auerbach / Megan Hanson / Hester Gascoigne / Del Lumanta / Talia Smith (2014-15)
Photography: Francesca Heinz (2014) / Amanda Williams (2015-16) / Jessica Maurer (2016)

Thanks to the many who have put down cash, art works, and other forms of contributions towards our fundraisers during 2011-17 (work in progress…):

Denis Beaubois, Elizabeth Pulie, Alex Kiers, Sarah Goffman, Justin Trendall, Yasmin Smith, Sumugan Sivanesan, Connie Anthes, Alex Gawronski, Kenzee Patterson, Richard Kean, Anne Ferran, Andrew Newman, Rachel Scott, Alison McGregor, Zuza Zuchowski, Clare Milledge, Emma Davidson, Leah McPherson, Emma Ramsay, Emma White, Eloise Kirk, Shane Haseman, Ian Milliss, Matthew Hopkins, Vincent O’Connor, Kenzie Larsen, Vicki Papageorgopoulos, Francesca Heinz, Koji Ryui, Ella Rose Barclay, Nick Strike, Samantha Whttingham, Gianni Wise, Jesse Hogan, Steven Pennington, Phil Aston Williams, Samuel Bruce, Karena Keys, Sach Catts, Scott Donovan, Ernest Aaron, Daniel Green, Sean Kerr, Philipa Veitch, Emily Hasselhoof, Mathys Gerber, Hany Armanious, Daniel Boyd, Mark Brown, Bonita Bub, Carla Cescon, Sarah Contos, Mikala Dwyer, Marya Elimelakh, et al., Paul Greedy, David Haines, Emily Hunt, Biljana Jancic, Anna John, Anna Kristensen, Ruark Lewis, Ollie McKenzie, Michael Moran, Ms&Mr, JD Reforma, Marilyn Schneider, Keg De Souza, Teo Treloar, Marian Tubbs, Andrew Hurle, Simon Yates, Jelena Telecki-Starcevic, Justene Williams, Mike Parr, Mitch Cairns, Mitchel Cumming, Brendan Van Hek, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Jack Langan Dunbar, Ali Noble, Stephen Ralph, Sarah Newall, Zoe Robertson, Nicola Smith, Tony Albert, Neil Beedie, Anna Kristensen, Bianca Hester, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Anna McMahon, Ben Denham, Ben Terakes, Brian Fuata, Cybele Cox, Elise Harmsen, Kate Beckingham, Luke Parker, Lynne Barwick, Michelle Hanlin, Patrick Head, Robert Pulie, Sean O’Connell, Tim Schultz, Vicky Browne, what, Del Lumanta, Clare Peake, The Twilight Girls, Andrew Hazewinkel, Suzy Faiz, Jake Atienza, Kuba Dorabialski, David Greenalgh, Talia Smith, Justine Youssef, Dominic Kirkwood, Nuno Rodrigues de Sousa, Madeleine Preston, Matte Rochford, Izabela Pluta, Sarah Minx, Susan Norrie, Athena Thebus, Eleanor Ivory Weber, Michele Hanlin, Jasmine Guffond, Jason Markou, Dean Cross, Debris Facility, Nathan Beard, Sara Oscar, Tim Schultz, Tané Andrews, Cybele Cox, Stuart Bailey, Laura Hunt, Maggie Brink, Lisa Andrew, Tina Havelock Stevens, Mark Clyburn, Vincent OConnor, Katie Murray, Andrew Fedorovitch, Erin, David Ferrando Giraut, Janice Fieldsend, Julian Talarico, Joao, Anaïs Leroy, Andrew Haining, Brooke Andrews, James Weber, Ge Hailun, Nick Spratt, Isobel Parker Philip, Clara Chon, Leigh Russell, Susan Gibb, Nathan Thompson, Louise, Maxime Bichon, Matthew Hanson, Nuno Luz, Tyza Stewart , Sophie V Coombs, Chloe Geoghegan, Georgia Kaw, Maria Miranda, Aidan Archer, Adrian Clement, Aaron Seeto, Emilia Batchelor, Rachel Frere, Kimberley Ivory, Pedro Ramos, Scott Rogers, Martin Gascoigne, Stephanie Overs, Helen Johnson, Sofia Lo Bianco, Danae Fitzpatrick, Sarah Cottier, Samantha Ferris, Terry Burrows, Alana Kushnir, Chelsea Hopper, Kim Spinks, Clinton Bradley, Kathleen Rochford, Susan Best, Melissa Azizi, Laudy Azizi, Sakura, Hoang T. Vo, Uri Auerbach, Adrian Gebers, Caraline Douglas, Georgina Cole, Hoang T. Vo, Amanda Milledge, Tom Smith, Caraline Douglas, Michelle Newton, Claire Hargreave, Kailana Sommer, Pedro de Almeida, Lucas Davidson, Sarah Georgopoulos, Gianni Wise, Dara Gill, Tom Cole, Stefan Bagnoli, Sofia Freeman, Samar Dandy, Rafaela Pondilini, Nick Shimmin, Kieryn Mckay, Kelly Azizi, Julia Rochford, Judy Annear, John Cruthers, Jenni Carter, Elvis Richardson, Elaine Baker, Chris Jones, Brad Buckley, Anwen Crawford, Emma Sputnik, Soda Jerk, Amelia Groom, Jack Jeweller, Janis Ferberg, Deborah Kelly, Giselle Stanborough, George Tillianakis, Sarah Rodigari, Megan Hanson, Andrew Newman, Mark Titmarsh, Sebastian Goldspink, Bethany Small, Alicia Siberras, Techa Noble, Zanny Begg, John Ward Knox, Feary, Todd McMillan, Christopher Hanrahan, Nigel Lee-Yang, Ellie Godworth, Ruark Lewis, Daisy Farnham, Danielle Zorbas, Vaughn O’Connor, Helen Hughes, Naomi Oliver, Sean Lowry, Nigel Helyer, Matthew Allen, John A Douglas, Juilee Pryor, Matt Hanson, Sandra Di Palma, Sarah Nolan, Liz Reidy, Brianna Munting, Toby Chapman, Emma Price, David Capra, Dominic Kirkwood, Lisa Jones, Tim Burns, Amanda Rowell, Paul Donald, Hester Gascoigne, Elizabeth Anne, Katie Lenanton, Melissa Heris, Nat Randall, Luke McMaster, Oliver van der Lugt, Leigh Rigozzi, Bradley Vincent, KK+JLD, Lawrence Smith, Raquel Caballero, Jacob Ogden Smith, Black Scabbard Research Centre, Fimona Kinderloop, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Kevin Do, Lucy Cliché, Sharne Wolff, Alexandra Clapham, Sharon Kitching, Jesse Pepper, Vida George Hunt-Hurle, Moiriana Chinzoka, Hetti Perkins, Alana Kushnir, Sheridan Coleman

Many thanks to the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body for assisting us between May 2016 – May 2017, and May 2017 – May 2018.

All printing done via Yudi Gani @ UDJ Print and Design